How to Watch NFL 2021 Live on Apple TV

NFL on Apple TV

Are you an ardent Football fan? Then the NFL will be your go-to option. NFL (National Football League) is a professional American football game league that has 32 teams. The teams are divided equally between the American Football Conference and National Football Conference. You can watch NFL on Roku, Firestick, and Apple TV as well. Apple TV is similar to a set-top box but it streams using the internet. If you are an Apple TV user, then you can watch the NFL using the below methods.

How to Watch NFL on Apple TV?

NFL on Apple TV

There are plenty of ways to stream the NFL on Apple TV. NFL has an official app for Apple TV and you can install it directly from the app store as well. Before proceeding further, purchase the game pass or a valid subscription to watch NFL on your streaming device.

Various Streaming services to watch NFL on Apple TV

1. NFL Game Pass

This is still a better option to enjoy NFL game streaming. Unfortunately, you can watch only the games that are already streamed. You can download the NFL games pass app for your Apple TV from the Apple App Store. The App is available only for 4th generation or higher Apple TVs. For those who own the Apple TV previous generations, you can use the Airplay option to enjoy the NFL games. But before proceeding with the app download on your Apple TV create your NFL game pass account and buy anyone of the following game pass.

NFL on Apple TV
NFL Game Pass
  • Pro – $124.99/year or $13.99/week
  • Essential – $37.99/year
  • Free

2. Fubo TV

As we all know Fubo TV is a sport centric TV streaming package. With Fubo TV we can get various channels like NBC, CBS, Fox, NFL Network, ESPN, and ABC. So with all these channels you can enjoy NFL sports even live games. You can get the Fubo TV app from the Apple store. We do have various other channels like FX, SyFy, A&E, and HGTV on Fubo TV. So getting Fubo TV is like a packing a bundle. There are various packages to subscribe to a Fubo TV. NFL Redzone along with game highlights and every Sunday game can be added as an add-on pack at $11 Sports add on.

Fubo TV
  • Fubo Standard – $59.99/month
  • Fubo TV Ultra – $84.99/month
  • Family Plan – $64.99/month

3. Sling TV

Sling TV app is now officially available in the App store. You can download and subscribe to the Sling package. There are three different subscription options. This Sling TV offers not only the sports package but also various other channels. The three packages are Orange, Blue, and combined. Both orange and blue packages have got options to view NFL. The orange pack has got ESPN with which we can enjoy NFL Monday Night Football. And the blue package which got Fox and NBC. Unfortunately, Sling TV has got no access to CBS so you cannot watch ABC games on Sunday afternoons. Simultaneously, there is no option for the NFL Network and NFL RedZone.

Sling TV - NFL on Apple TV
Sling TV
  • Blue Package – $30/month
  • Orange Package – $30/month
  • Combined package – $45/month

4. Fox TV

Fox Sports Go is another option to stream NFL games on Apple TV. The app is now officially available for Apple TV 4th generation and higher. Like the above-mentioned services, you would also require a paid subscription plan to watch Fox Sports. You can instantly access from various service providers like AT&T, Fubo, Sling, Hulu, and YouTube. You can refer to the various service providers to get according to your needs and wants.

Fox Sports
Fox Sports
  • Fox Sports Go package – $54.99/month.
  • Fubo basic – $59.99/month
  • Hulu Live TV – $54.99/month, $60.99/month (Without ad)

5. CBS

The next best option to watch NFL on Apple TV is the CBS service provider. All CBS TV subscribers are getting various options to stream their favorite sports on various devices like setup boxes, gaming consoles, and streaming devices. You can always go to the CBS website to enjoy various content offered by them. Moreover, you can get CBS from YouTube, Hulu, Spectrum, Cox, and TDS. You can refer to each service provider for the plans and other stuff.

  • Limited commercial package at $5.99/month
  • Commercial free at $9.99/month

6. Hulu + Live Tv

Hulu Live streaming TV option is so phenomenal. It offers various TV channels, shows, movies, and contents at one particular subscription option. Hulu is one of the best online on-demand video streaming services. This may be a new option but still, it is the best alternative to enjoy the NFL live sports. With Hulu + Live TV you can get CBS Sports, Fox, NBC, and ESPN. But then the NFL Network and NFL Redzone aren’t available.

Hulu - NFL on Apple TV
  • Hulu + LIve TV – $54.99/month
  • Hulu premium + Live TV – $60.99/month (No ads)
  • DIsney plus + Hulu + ESPN plus – $12.99/month

7. YouTube TV

YouTube the word pops-out without any delay when we even think about the video. It has come up with the Live TV option lately. With which you can enjoy various channels and other on-demand contents. It does offer 70+ live TV channels. To stream the NFL games you have options like ABC, CBS, Fox, and ESPN. With additional sports plus tier, you can even add NFL RedZone to the YouTube TV channels list.

YouTube TV
YouTube TV
  • YouTube TV costs – $64.99/month
  • Various Add-ons to watch NFL at $10.99/month are
    • NFL RedZone
    • Fox Sports

8. NBC

NBC Sports is the next best option to watch NFL games on Apple TV. They came up with their stand-alone service provider called Peacock TV. You can get subscribed to NBC sports or Peacock TV. Peacock TV has recently launched and added NBC sports as one of the free streaming channels. But then, to watch the NFL games you have to go for the NBC website and start streaming.

  • NBC premiere league matchday pass – $34.99/month
  • Premiere league pas – $54.99/month


ESPN app is another way to watch the NFL on Apple TV. As said earlier you can subscribe to ESPN through various service providers like Sling TV, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, Fubo TV, etc. The app is now officially available on the App store. You can use the App to directly stream the sports or you can opt for the Airplay feature. But to use the application you need to have a pay-TV subscription plan.

ESPN - NFL on Apple TV
  • ESPN + – $5.99/month
  • Along with Hulu – $12.99/month
  • ESPN – $64.99/month

10. AT&T

Yes even AT&T is also available on the Apple TV store. With AT&YT now you can NFL on four different broadcasts like ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and ESPN. Unfortunately, there is no subscription plan to get NFL RedZone or NFL Network or even NFL Sunday Ticket. With AT&T you can also sign up for an NFL game pass. So in one way or the other, this would be your other best option to watch NFL on Apple TV as it covers most of the above-mentioned services.

AT&T - NFL on Apple TV
  • Unlimited Elite – $50/line/month & $200/4lines
  • Unlimited Extra – $40/line/month & $160/4lines
  • AT&T Unlimited Starter – $35/line/month & $140/4lines

We do have various other options. But still, these 10 stands the best and tops with various added advantages. If you ever want to enjoy the NFL games choose the best option. And most of the time you might have already subscribed and might not know that you can watch NFL over there. In those cases think thoroughly so that you can make an informed decision.

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